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3-d PRINTING A HOUSE: EXPERIMENTS UNDERWAY IN CALIFORNIA…AND ...

January 19, 2014 By Joseph P. Farrell

I've been talking about the revolution in manufacturing that 3-d printing promises, and couching this in terms of a scenario or model that I've been discussing with former Assistant Secretary of HUD, Catherine Austin Fitts, and some other people, that the "push" of 3-d printing that seems to be taking place in the major and associated media may be a component of a retrenching of dispersed manufacturing back into North America by the oligarhical elite. This, coupled with the push to develop energy resources in North America and elsewhere in the Western World via fracking techniques indicates the seriousness of this push. As I pointed out recently, courtesy of information that Ms. Fitts shared with me, the USA recently passed "net zero" status in terms of energy imports and exports, meaning the USA produces as much of its petroleum needs at home as it imports from abroad. That move was confirmed, you'll recall, by the "sudden" and dramatic shift in Saudia Arabia's orientation as well, as it has begun seriously courting China and other energy importing nations.

There's something else happening, and that is the new focus on extending 3d printing technologies and techniques to large construction projects, and this use is rather breathtaking:

The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours

Notably, in addition to building the frame of a dwelling in a short period of time, as the article points out, it could dramatically reduce housing costs and also provide dwellings quickly in disaster relief efforts. Additionally, as the article notes, such dwellings would be much more robust than a conventionally built house. Basically, human construction crews would be used for the finishing, note the framing or dwelling itself. One can even imagine plumbing itself would be "injected" into the walls via metal or pvc injectors. (Repairs will be a problem).

Nice... if you want to live in a concrete house....

...or bunker. The possibilities that this large scale 3d printing offers to military and civil engineering are also enormous, from everything to quick construction of permanent bases to bunkers, and, coupled with the latest in plasma-boring technologies, underground installations...

...and, other types of structures: "Nasa’s Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) facility is investigating infrastructure elements in order to evaluate the feasibility of adapting and using the Contour Crafting technology for extraterrestrial application." Like everything else, one gets the distinct impression that the roll-out of 3-d printing was from the black projects world, and that it may have had something to do with space and defense all along, for that "extraterrestrial application" confirms another element of the scenario we've been developing: the roll-out of 3d printing, the rapid increase of domestic energy production, has some connection to the collateralization of space, a collateralization that will eventually require a permanent human presence on other celestial bodies, and the technologies to construct them in the most cost effective and speedy way possible.

Enter 3-d printing.

See you on the flip side....